About Josh Merritt Creative
Josh Merritt Creative was launched in 2016. We are brand storytellers and a creative advertising and film production agency. We produce films for corporate and brand messaging, public relations, social media, training, and sales and marketing projects.
Our commitment to powerful and authentic storytelling that elicits emotional action is truly our differentiator. We are more than an agency who shows up with a camera. We thoughtfully craft your unique storyline and bring your message to life.
We grew up in the oil and gas industry. We worked in the oil field, the refineries, and on mega construction projects throughout the world. The stories of the hard-working people and the amazing feats they accomplish in this industry helped spark our passion for compelling storytelling.
We welcome the opportunity learn more about you and see how we can effectively tell the story of your brand, start-up, or non-profit that will create the emotional connection and ultimately motivate your audience to take action.
For most of my career I kept a job in an industry that was not "my passion job.” I constantly looked for my exit strategy from a job I knew I didn’t belong in all while searching to find my passion. During this search, I saw so many others who were following their dreams and successfully founding their own companies. They were fulfilling their authentic selves. I quietly cheered them on and celebrated their successes.
I discovered my passion while watching the documentary, Unbranded, that effectively told a conservation story of a group of recent college graduates who would train and ride wild mustangs from Mexico to the Canadian border. It finally clicked, the power of story! After doing years of research and gaining my own experiences I quickly learned how much I was fulfilled by telling peoples stories in a way that could sell their brand, bring attention toward their nonprofit, or sell an idea for a Kickstarter campaign. I want to help craft that story.
I have no regrets with my journey to get here. I embrace the diverse places and cultures that have enriched my own experiences - living in West Africa to help develop agricultural agencies, working in the Middle East negotiating global supply agreements to build housing for thousands of international workers, and traveling throughout Asia Pacific training locals on mega construction projects. These experiences and the people I met along the way gave me a deep appreciation for the power of story.